The quote on the photograph comes from Gloria Stephens, legacy of the cat, a fine book on the cat breeds – highly recommended. The Munchkin is shown in all colours, all divisions and all categories. Anything goes in respect of the coat.
I must have said it before but this cat is not a small cat – it is a normal sized cat. It is a dwarf cat but this does not mean small. It means short legs. The legs may be as short as five inches1 (shoulder blade to ground). Cats of this breed remain athletic. Some people say as athletic as a cat with normal leg length. This may be true but if we compared on the basis of averages then the Munchkin would be a lesser jumper because of physics. There is less leverage in a short leg. So an agile Munchkin would out jump a lazy cat with normal legs.
This is a controversial cat breed. Some people adore them and some strongly disagree with breeding a cat with a genetic abnormality. I am sure that the former look group of people live with a Munchkin. I disagreed with breeding the Sphynx cat but when I met one and held him I changed my mind. I would probably be the same with a Munchkin. They are very sweet looking cats. See another Munckin cat picture.
1. legacy of the cat
From Munchkin Cat Galadrial to Munchkin Cat